Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Strand: Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6–12
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
The goal of this two to three day exemplar from Student Achievement Partner web resources is to give students the opportunity to use effective reading and writing habits to make meaning out of complex text. By closely reading and re-reading the The Gospel of Wealth, and focusing their reading through a series of questions and discussion about the text, students will identify the ways Andrew Carnegie proposes his philosophy for the distribution of wealth and the responsibility of philanthropy. When combined with writing about the passage, students will discover how much they can learn from engaging with a text in the form of a close reading.
This resource is a pre-reading activity designed to introduce students to the laws and "etiquette" rules of the Jim Crow era, in preparation for reading the novel Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. It includes a historical essay, a corresponding vocabulary list, and an assessment worksheet.
Type: Text Resource
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